ERIC Number: ED231150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Speaker Telephone Continuing Education for School Personnel Serving Handicapped Children. Final Project Report, 1981-1982. [and] Coordinator Training Manual.
Showalter, Robert G.
The report summarizes achievements of a 3 year project to provide continuing education to speech-language-hearing clinicians and special education personnel via a speaker telephone. Committees were formed in each participating district to plan for staff development based on local needs. Consultants chosen to present training were asked to mail any material for their presentations. The Mini Convener equipment used included a self contained desk-top teleconferencing unit compatible with standard telephone lines. Evaluation data revealed that the project provided 5,377 contact hours of continuing education during the third year. Participant evaluations supported the viability of the speaker telephone as an alternative model for continuing education, and cost computations revealed the approach represented a 55 percent savings over face to face instruction. Also included is the Coordinator Training Manual which includes information on: (1) soliciting consultants, (2) using the conference telephone, (3) using the telephone system, (4) pre-planning teleconference instruction, (5) designing teleconference instructional strategies, (6) instructing the consultant, and (7) participant evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A